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Old 02-08-2019, 09:01 AM
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We have an employee here who has heavy coughing bouts at least twice a day for the past 2 months.......

He never takes a sick day.

What the F man......

Who does this shlt?
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:03 AM
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Yep. I don't infect anyone else because I don't cough on people and I wash my hands frequently.
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We have an employee here who has heavy coughing bouts at least twice a day for the past 2 months.......

He never takes a sick day.

What the F man......

Who does this shlt?
I do. I've not missed a single day of work since my first job.
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does he know how to change batteries in his wireless keyboard?
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I stay home if I get too bad.
Most of my coworkers don't though, and they come in and get everyone else sick. Happens a few times a year.
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HELL YEAH



Ok no cuz I work remote.
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I stay home if I'm sick.

I'm not a scumbag.
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I stay home if I'm sick.

I'm not a scumbag.
It just depends on how crucial you are to the day to day operation of your business. I wouldn't say "scumbag."
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It just depends on how crucial you are to the day to day operation of your business. I wouldn't say "scumbag."
One of many differences between you and I. I'd happily call you a scumbag for getting me sick if I were your coworker.
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It just depends on how crucial you are to the day to day operation of your business. I wouldn't say "scumbag."
If you are that crucial to day-to-day ops that you can't take a sick day, then your company has a business continuity issue.
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One of many differences between you and I. I'd happily call you a scumbag for getting me sick if I were your coworker.
Called my coworker a dick just last week because he got me sick.
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I take days off if I'm sick.

But let's pivot for a second and discuss employers who don't offer healthcare but demand workers who call in sick have a doctors note.
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One of many differences between you and I. I'd happily call you a scumbag for getting me sick if I were your coworker.
I wouldn't get you sick sir, we'd likely be on different floors
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It just depends on how crucial you are to the day to day operation of your business. I wouldn't say "scumbag."
This.

If you work at a large company, have sick leave, and you aren't vital then yes I'll be pissed if you come in and infect the rest of the office. Stay your butt at home as you are literally impacting everyone and the business.

But every job and position isn't like that. At my job we all infect each other all the time and it is just part of the job and we work through it. Does it suck to work with a cold? Yeah. Are you going to die? No. Unless someone is super sick no one ever goes home as it would actually impact work worse for them to do so due to the nature of the job.
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I come to work regardless.

I have my own office and the place would go nuts if I didn't have a pre-planned vacation where I lined out everything that needed to be handled while I was gone.

If I am really, really bad with fever or something I will just work remote.
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One of many differences between you and I. I'd happily call you a scumbag for getting me sick if I were your coworker.
No one cares if you get sick and they are probably doing you a favor by building up your immunity.
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Nah, we are a 4, sometimes 5, person shop and have a strict stay the **** away policy.
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Called my coworker a dick just last week because he got me sick.
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I take days off if I'm sick.

But let's pivot for a second and discuss employers who don't offer healthcare but demand workers who call in sick have a doctors note.
My brother.

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No one cares if you get sick and they are probably doing you a favor by building up your immunity.
The real world isn't an oil rig.
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I just get sick on the weekends
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Nah, we are a 4, sometimes 5, person shop and have a strict stay the **** away policy.
Would you feel the same way if you had to go in early, stay late, and cover on your days off if someone misses work?
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:22 AM
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The real world isn't an oil rig.
I assure you it is MUCH more real than 90% of jobs out there lol.
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Wood ready this thread again, good ****.
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Honestly though, I feel like you got problems if you can't run shop for a day with someone being out. What is THAT important? People still gonna get paid.
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Would you feel the same way if you had to go in early, stay late, and cover on your days off if someone misses work?
Absolutely, but if it wasn't for personal reasons, I probably wouldn't feel as strongly about it.

My son is perfectly healthy outside of a metabolic condition he has. Quick cliffs: It's called MCAD. Your body breaks down sugar first, some level of stored fat next, and your medium chain fats after that. When my son's medium chain fats start to get broken down, they turn into a toxin that could put him in a coma or possibly kill him. So, basically any stomach bug has a potential for being life threatening. So, any time he gets anything to where he's puking or not eating for extended periods of time, it's a 2-5 day trip to the hospital sitting around hooked up on special blend of IV fluids until it passes.

On that front, yeah, the sick people at work thing pisses me off, but I realize not everybody knows my situation and I'm not the only one that has a kid with potentially life threatening condition. What REALLY pisses me off is the parents that let their kids go to daycare/school with fevers and stomach bugs, when all of those places have a no fever for 24 hours policy.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:28 AM
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I assure you it is MUCH more real than 90% of jobs out there lol.
Most jobs are bullshit, yes.

That doesn't mean oil rig standards are equivalent to jobs in the civilized world.

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